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Comment on 'Second-Order Statistical Structure of Geomagnetic Field Reversals' by P. S. Naidu

Ulrych, Tad J. and Clayton, R. W. (1976) Comment on 'Second-Order Statistical Structure of Geomagnetic Field Reversals' by P. S. Naidu. Journal of Geophysical Research, 81 (5). p. 1033. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/JB081i005p01033.

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In a recent paper, Naidu [1975] has proposed that the reversal intervals of the geomagnetic field for the period 0-76 m.y. are not independent. In fact, the author has fitted a first order autoregressive moving average model to the data published by Heirtzler et al. [1968]. This conclusion, if true, is of importance because it suggests that the mechanism governing the reversals of the geomagnetic dynamo possesses a memory.

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Additional Information:© 1976 by the American Geophysical Union. Received May 16, 1975; accepted August 18, 1975.
Group:Seismological Laboratory, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences
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Official Citation:Ulrych, T. J. and R. W. Clayton (1976), Comment on ‘Second-order statistical structure of geomagnetic field reversals’ by P. S. Naidu, J. Geophys. Res., 81(5), 1033, doi:10.1029/JB081i005p01033.
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